HD TV connected to MacBook Pro half works

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SwissTony, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. SwissTony macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2007
    I have connected my 17" MacBook Pro to a Sharp (full) HD TV using a HDMI to DVI cable.

    The desktop background shows beautifully but no applications display. If I open photos or play a pdf slidshow on the laptop the TV screen continues to display the desktop backbround.

    Have I missed something?
  2. wake6830 macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2007
    Are you using mirroring? What does your displays menu say?

    Do the applications open on the laptop display? What happens if you attempt to drag a window from the laptop display onto the tv?

    I've got a macbook hooked up via dvi to a 1080p westinghouse and it works fine, so I wouldn't worry too much. It's probably just an unusual setting you need to change.
  3. deadpixels macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
    you must turn on mirroring in prefs / displays
  4. SwissTony thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2007
    Thanks Guys

    I did not have mirroring switched on :(

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